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Are stop signs on private property (Association)

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Are stop signs on private property (Association) enforceable?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Rutland County, Vermont.

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

No, this is just a question for the Association Board's information.

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Not at the moment.

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That depends on the situation. Even if the road is private, a police officer can enforce driving laws if the private road is are accessible and frequented by the public at large. However:

-a sign is not enforceable by a private party;

-a sign is not enforceable by a police officer if the sign itself was placed there by a private citizen; and

-the final decision is that of the Court, of course.

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